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Different collation on Dev and prod Servers

Posted on 2004-08-30
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I have 2 servers,
When SQl Server was installed on them the collation was somehow set to be diiferent...
As the production server uses the stuff developed in developement server ..when i try to copy stuff it gives collation error..
Can i change the collation of the server by any means...?
Is there a solution to fix the problem..?

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- Create a new database with the correct collation.
- Use DTS to copy everything to the new database.
- Rename/delete the old database.
- Rename the new database.
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Unfortunately, it isn't so easy. As you can see in the following question:


http://www.experts-exchange.com/Databases/Q_21092551.html
 

there is a Houbart faintbru@btinternet.com which changing collation in all fields (I made same improvements to this  script)
But because I bypass same limitation of SQL server (You cannot use alter table on text fields) there is a problem with encrypted Stored procedures and with encrypted triggers.

But if you can recreate those structures in your target database there will not be problem wit this script.

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